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Workplace:International Center for Public Policy, Department of Economics, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University, (more information at EDIRC)
Departamento Académico de Economía (Department of Economics), Universidad del Pacífico (University of the Pacific), (more information at EDIRC)

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Working Papers

2020

  1. Does Participatory Budgeting Improve Decentralized Public Service Delivery?
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Social Interactions and Female Voting in Rural Paraguay: The Role of Urbanization Patterns on the Effectiveness of GOVT Campaigns
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads

2019

  1. Do Information Technologies Improve Teenagers'Sexual Education ? Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Colombia
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2013) Downloads View citations (11)
  2. Does Education Increase Risk Aversion? Evidence Using Artefactual Experiments in Peru
    International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University Downloads
  3. Does Social Conflict in Rural Regions Decrease Firm Ownership? Evidence from the Mining Sector in Latin America
    International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University Downloads
  4. Does Trade Liberalization Foster Intimate Partner Violence?
    International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University Downloads
  5. Environmental Disasters and Mental Health: Evidence from Oil Spills in the Peruvian Amazon
    International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University Downloads
  6. Free Trade Agreements and World Obesity
    International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University Downloads
  7. National Income and Trust
    International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University Downloads
  8. Neighborhoods, Social Class, and Reciprocity: Evidence Using Representative Artefactual Data from Latin America
    International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University Downloads
  9. On Judicial Reform and Corruption in Developing and Transition Economies
    International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University Downloads
  10. Recreational Marijuana Laws and Junk Food Consumption: Evidence Using Border Analysis and Retail Sales Data
    International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University Downloads

2018

  1. Sex, Drugs, and Baby Booms: Can Behavior Overcome Biology?
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc Downloads

2017

  1. Information technology and provision of national identification cards by the Bolivian police: evidence from two randomized natural field experiments
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads
  2. Regulatory Protective Measures and Risky Behavior: Evidence from Ice Hockey
    International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Public Economics (2017)
  3. Social media instruments and the promotion of financial inclusion in Peruvian rural areas
    Working Papers PIERI, PEP-PIERI Downloads
  4. Urbanization Patterns, Information Diffusion and Female Voting in Rural Paraguay
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads
    Also in Working Papers, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics (2017) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in American Journal of Political Science (2019)
  5. Urbanization patterns, social interactions and female voting in rural Paraguay
    Economics Working Papers, Department of Economics and Business, Universitat Pompeu Fabra Downloads
  6. Why Won’t Workers Do Their Jobs? Labor Market Rigidity and Job Performance in the Public Sector
    International Center for Public Policy Working Paper Series, at AYSPS, GSU, International Center for Public Policy, Andrew Young School of Policy Studies, Georgia State University Downloads
  7. Will elders provide for their grandchildren ?: unconditional cash transfers and educational expenditures in Bolivia
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Review of Development Economics (2020)

2015

  1. DOES ECONOMIC PROSPERITY BREED TRUST?
    Working Papers, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Department of Economics Downloads
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2015) Downloads
  2. Iron Deficiency and Schooling Attainment in Peru
    2015 Conference, August 9-14, 2015, Milan, Italy, International Association of Agricultural Economists Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Journal Article in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (2016)

2014

  1. Are There Nutrient-based Poverty Traps? Evidence on Iron Deficiency and Schooling Attainment in Peru
    MPRA Paper, University Library of Munich, Germany Downloads View citations (3)
  2. Do We Need More Women in Power? Gender, Public Policy, and Development in Bolivia
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
  3. Information Technologies and Provision of National Identification Cards by the Bolivian Police: Evidence from Two Randomized Natural Field Experiments
    IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) Downloads
    Also in Development Research Working Paper Series, Institute for Advanced Development Studies (2014) Downloads
  4. Letter Grading Government Efficiency
    Scholarly Articles, Harvard University Department of Economics Downloads View citations (24)
    Also in NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2012) Downloads View citations (4)
    Working Paper, Harvard University OpenScholar Downloads

    See also Journal Article in Journal of the European Economic Association (2014)

2013

  1. (Ineffective) messages to encourage recycling: evidence from a randomized evaluation in Peru
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article in World Bank Economic Review (2015)

2012

  1. Looking Beyond the Incumbent: The Effects of Exposing Corruption on Electoral Outcomes
    Center Discussion Papers, Yale University, Economic Growth Center Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in Working Papers, Economic Growth Center, Yale University (2012) Downloads View citations (3)
    Working Papers, Yale University, Department of Economics (2012) Downloads View citations (3)
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2012) Downloads View citations (3)
    NBER Working Papers, National Bureau of Economic Research, Inc (2011) Downloads View citations (14)

2011

  1. Barriers to Exit
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2006) Downloads View citations (1)

    See also Journal Article in Economics Letters (2008)
  2. Bundling of Services and Household Welfare in Developing Countries Using Panel Data: The Case of Peru
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2004) Downloads
  3. Corporate Governance and Firm Value in Mexico
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2006) Downloads View citations (2)
  4. Corporate Governance and Private Capital Flows to Latin America
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2003) Downloads View citations (3)
  5. Corporate Governance in Latin America
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2007) Downloads View citations (13)
  6. Discrimination in Latin America: An Elephant in the Room?
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2007) Downloads View citations (3)
  7. Do Democracies Breed Rent-Seeking Behavior?
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2005) Downloads View citations (1)
  8. Do Natural Disasters Affect Trust/Trustworthiness? Evidence from the 2010 Chilean Earthquake
    2011 Annual Meeting, July 24-26, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Agricultural and Applied Economics Association Downloads View citations (4)
  9. Do Welfare Programs Damage Interpersonal Trust?: Experimental Evidence from Representative Samples for Four Latin American Cities
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2009) Downloads View citations (1)
  10. Does It Matter How People Speak?
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2006) Downloads
  11. Does Privatization Deliver?: Access to Telephone Services and Household Income in Poor Rural Areas Using a Quasi-Natural Experiment in Peru
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2005) Downloads View citations (1)
  12. Education and Democratic Preferences
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2009) Downloads View citations (6)

    See also Journal Article in Economics and Politics (2015)
  13. Estimating Income Elasticity of Government Expenditures: Evidence from Oil Price Shocks
    School of Economics Working Papers, University of Adelaide, School of Economics Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2011) Downloads View citations (2)
  14. Foreign Aid, Income Inequality, and Poverty
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
  15. Inequality, Democracy, and Persistence: Is There a Political Kuznets Curve?
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (4)
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2001) Downloads View citations (8)

    See also Journal Article in Economics and Politics (2004)
  16. Inequality, Institutions, and Informality
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2004) Downloads View citations (4)
  17. Informality and Productivity in the Labor Market: Peru 1986 - 2001
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2007) Downloads View citations (4)
  18. Institutional Enforcement, Labor-Market Rigidities, and Economic Performance
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2006) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in Emerging Markets Review (2007)
  19. Institutional Quality and Fiscal Transparency
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2009) Downloads View citations (5)
  20. Institutional Quality and Government Efficiency
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
  21. Inward-Looking Policies, Institutions, Autocrats, and Economic Growth in Latin America: An Empirical Exploration
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2001) Downloads View citations (9)

    See also Journal Article in Public Choice (2004)
  22. Is It Possible to Speak English Without Thinking American?: On Globalization and the Determinants of Cultural Assimilation
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2006) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in Economics Letters (2008)
  23. Is the World Flat?: Or Do Countries Still Matter?
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2006) Downloads
  24. Labor Market Regulations and Income Inequality: Evidence for a Panel of Countries
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2004) Downloads View citations (9)

    See also Chapter (2005)
  25. Money Laundering and its Regulation
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2007) Downloads View citations (2)

    See also Journal Article in Economics and Politics (2015)
  26. On Compulsory Voting and Income Inequality in a Cross-Section of Countries
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2005) Downloads View citations (1)
  27. On Foreign Participation and Hiring Patterns After Privatization
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2006) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in LABOUR (2009)
  28. On the Determinants and Effects of Political Influence
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2007) Downloads View citations (3)
  29. Peltzman on Ice: Evidence on Compensating Behavior Using a Natural Experiment from Ice Hockey
    Working Papers, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy Downloads
  30. Policy Volatility and Growth
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2006) Downloads View citations (2)
  31. Privatization and Labor Force Restructuring around the World
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank (2002) Downloads View citations (26)
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2003) Downloads View citations (14)
  32. Privatization in Mexico
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2004) Downloads View citations (21)
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2004) Downloads
  33. Privatized Firms, Rule of Law and Labor Outcomes in Emerging Markets
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2007) Downloads
  34. Rent Seeking and Democracy in Latin America: What Drives What?
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2006) Downloads View citations (1)
  35. Should State-Owned Firms Change CEOs before Privatization?: The Case of the Telecommunications Industry
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2003) Downloads
  36. Soap Operas and Fertility: Evidence from Brazil
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (15)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2008) Downloads View citations (15)
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2008) Downloads View citations (38)

    See also Journal Article in American Economic Journal: Applied Economics (2012)
  37. Stated Social Behavior and Revealed Actions: Evidence from 6 Latin American Countries Using Representative Samples
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (1)
  38. Streamlining and Privatization Prices in the Telecommunications Industry
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (2)
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2003) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in Economica (2006)
  39. Structure and Development of Financial Institutions and Links with Trust: Cross-Country Evidence
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2001) Downloads View citations (10)
  40. The Internet and the Ability to Innovate in Latin America
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2002) Downloads

    See also Journal Article in Emerging Markets Review (2003)
  41. To What Extent do Latin Americans Trust and Cooperate?: Field Experiments on Social Exclusion In Six Latin American Countries
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2008) Downloads View citations (5)
  42. Trade Intensity and Business Cycle Synchronization: Are Developing Countries any Different?
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2003) Downloads View citations (27)
    Working Papers Central Bank of Chile, Central Bank of Chile (2002) Downloads View citations (22)

    See also Journal Article in Journal of International Economics (2007)
  43. Training Quality and Earnings: The Effects of Competition on the Provision of Public-Sponsored Training Programs
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (2)
  44. Trust and Trustworthiness in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters: Experimental Evidence from the 2010 Chilean Earthquake
    Working Papers, The George Washington University, Institute for International Economic Policy Downloads View citations (1)
  45. Volume and Quality of Infrastructure and the Distribution of Income: An Empirical Investigation
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2001) Downloads View citations (5)

    See also Journal Article in Review of Income and Wealth (2004)
  46. Who Needs Strong Leaders?
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2008) Downloads
  47. Who's Afraid of Foreign Aid?: The Donors' Perspective
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (3)
    Also in Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2006) Downloads View citations (14)

2010

  1. Inequality and Institutions
    IDB Publications (Working Papers), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (1)
    Also in CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers (2004) Downloads View citations (40)
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department (2004) Downloads View citations (6)

    See also Journal Article in The Review of Economics and Statistics (2007)

2009

  1. Television and Divorce: Evidence from Brazilian Novelas
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads View citations (57)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of the European Economic Association (2009)
  2. Televisión y divorcio: evidencias de las novelas en Brasil
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads

2008

  1. Hasta que punto los latinoamericanos conf'ian y cooperan? Experimentos de campo sobre exclusión social en seis países de América Latina
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  2. Lo que se dice del comportamiento social y acciones reveladas: Evidencia de seis ciudades latinoamericanas utilizando muestras representativas
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  3. Novelas y fertilidad: elementos de juicio de Brasil
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  4. Stated Social Behavior and Revealed Actions: Evidence from Six Latin American Countries Using Representative Samples
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads View citations (4)
  5. ¿A quién le hacen falta líderes autoritarios?
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads

2007

  1. Discriminación en América Latina: Eso que (casi) todos vemos? (Discrimination in Latin America: An Elephant in the Room?)
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  2. Empresas privatizadas, instituciones y consecuencias laborales en paises emergentes
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  3. Gobierno Corporativo en América Latina
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  4. Informalidad y Productividad en el Mercado Laboral: Perú 1986-2001 (Informality and Productivity in the Labor Market: Peru 1986 - 2001)
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  5. Sobre los determinantes y efectos de la influencia de politica (On the Determinants and Effects of Political Influence)
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads

2006

  1. Búsqueda de rentas y democracia en América Latina: ¿Qué impulsa a qué?
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  2. Does Foreign Aid Help Reduce Income Inequality?
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads View citations (3)
  3. Does Privatization Deliver? Access to Telephone Services and Household Income in Poor Rural Areas Using a Quasi-Natural Experiment for Peru
    2006 Annual Meeting, August 12-18, 2006, Queensland, Australia, International Association of Agricultural Economists Downloads
  4. Does the Quality of Training Programs Matter? Evidence from Bidding Processes Data
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads View citations (12)
    Also in IZA Discussion Papers, Institute of Labor Economics (IZA) (2006) Downloads View citations (7)
  5. El entorno político y los precios de las privatizaciones
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  6. Imposed Institutions and Preferences for Redistribution
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Institutional Economics (2018)
  7. Inequality and Informality
    CEPR Discussion Papers, C.E.P.R. Discussion Papers Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Journal Article in Journal of Public Economics (2007)
  8. Political Environment and Privatization Prices
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  9. Redistributional Preferences and Imposed Institutions
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  10. Sobre la participación extranjera y los patrones de contratación después de la privatización
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  11. ¿Contribuye la ayuda extranjera a reducir la desigualdad del ingreso?
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  12. ¿Quién tiene miedo de la ayuda extranjera? La perspectiva del donante
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  13. ¿Se puede hablar inglés sin pensar como los estadounidenses? Sobre la globalización y los factores determinantes de la asimilación cultural
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads

2005

  1. Votación obligatoria y desigualdad del ingreso en una muestra representativa de países
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  2. ¿Cumple la privatización lo que promete? El acceso a los servicios telefónicos y el ingreso familiar en zonas rurales pobres empleando un experimento cuasinatural en Perú
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  3. ¿Fomentan las democracias conductas de procura de rentas?
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads

2004

  1. Bundling services and household welfare in developing countries - the case of Peru
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads
  2. Desigualdad, instituciones e informalidad
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  3. El acoplamiento de servicios y asistencia a los hogares en países en desarrollo empleando datos de panel: el caso de Perú
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  4. La desigualdad y las instituciones
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  5. Normativa del mercado laboral y desigualdad del ingreso: elementos de juicio de un grupo de países
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads

2003

  1. Conducción empresarial y flujos de capitales privados hacia América Latina
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  2. La privatización y la reestructuración de la fuerza laboral en todo el mundo
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  3. La racionalización y los precios de la privatización en el sector de las telecomunicaciones
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  4. Sincronización de la intensidad del comercio internacional y el ciclo económico: ¿Hay alguna diferencia en los países en desarrollo?
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  5. The Truth About Privatization in Latin America
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads View citations (16)
    Also in Yale School of Management Working Papers, Yale School of Management (2003) Downloads View citations (21)
  6. ¿Deben las empresas propiedad del Estado cambiar de presidente ejecutivo antes de una privatización? El caso de la industria de telecomunicaciones
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads

2002

  1. Internet y la capacidad de innovar en América Latina
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads

2001

  1. Are African Current Account Deficits Different? Stylized Facts, Transitory Shocks, and Decomposition Analysis
    IMF Working Papers, International Monetary Fund Downloads
  2. Desigualdad, democracia y persistencia: ¿existe una curva Kuznets política?
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  3. Estructura y desarrollo de instituciones financieras y su relación con la confianza: elementos de juicio de varios países
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  4. Políticas de orientación interna, instituciones, autócratas y crecimiento económico en América Latina: un análisis empírico
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads
  5. Volumen y calidad de la infraestructura y la distribución del ingreso: investigación empírica
    Research Department Publications, Inter-American Development Bank, Research Department Downloads

2000

  1. Determinants of current account deficits in developing countries
    Policy Research Working Paper Series, The World Bank Downloads View citations (32)
    Also in Working Papers Central Bank of Chile, Central Bank of Chile (1999) Downloads View citations (7)

    See also Journal Article in The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics (2002)
  2. Technological Adaptation, Trade, and Growth
    IMF Working Papers, International Monetary Fund Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Journal Article in Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv) (2001)

1999

  1. Technology and Epidemics
    IMF Working Papers, International Monetary Fund Downloads View citations (6)
    See also Journal Article in IMF Staff Papers (2002)

Journal Articles

2020

  1. Marijuana and alcohol: Evidence using border analysis and retail sales data
    Canadian Journal of Economics/Revue canadienne d'économique, 2020, 53, (2), 563-591 Downloads
  2. Sex, marijuana and baby booms
    Journal of Health Economics, 2020, 70, (C) Downloads
  3. Will elders provide for their grandchildren? Unconditional cash transfers and educational expenditures in Bolivia
    Review of Development Economics, 2020, 24, (2), 424-447 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2017)

2019

  1. Institutional persistence, income inequality, and individual attitudes
    The Journal of Economic Inequality, 2019, 17, (3), 401-413 Downloads
  2. Not so fast! Cash transfers can increase child labor: Evidence for Bolivia
    Economics Letters, 2019, 179, (C), 57-61 Downloads
  3. Perverse Incentives? Labor Market Regulation and Performance in the Public Sector
    Southern Economic Journal, 2019, 86, (1), 271-285 Downloads
  4. Urbanization Patterns, Information Diffusion, and Female Voting in Rural Paraguay
    American Journal of Political Science, 2019, 63, (2), 323-341 Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Working Paper (2017)

2018

  1. Health Impacts of a Public–Private Partnership Rural Roads Maintenance Programme
    Journal of International Development, 2018, 30, (7), 1248-1251 Downloads
  2. Imposed institutions and preferences for redistribution §
    Journal of Institutional Economics, 2018, 14, (1), 127-156 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2006)
  3. Migration, Jobs, and Real Exchange Rates in the Philippines
    Journal of Economic Integration, 2018, 33, (3), 514-537
  4. On the Preferences for Strong Leadership
    Social Science Quarterly, 2018, 99, (4), 1267-1282 Downloads

2017

  1. Impact of Long Run Exposure to Television on Homicides: Some Evidence from Brazil
    Journal of Development Studies, 2017, 53, (1), 18-31 Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Political and Economic Inequities and the Shaping of Institutions and Redistribution
    Southern Economic Journal, 2017, 83, (4), 952-971 Downloads
  3. Regulatory protective measures and risky behavior: Evidence from ice hockey
    Journal of Public Economics, 2017, 151, (C), 1-11 Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Working Paper (2017)

2016

  1. Do good institutions improve fiscal transparency?
    Economics of Governance, 2016, 17, (3), 241-263 Downloads View citations (2)
  2. Iron Deficiency and Schooling Attainment in Peru
    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2016, 8, (4), 222-55 Downloads View citations (9)
    See also Working Paper (2015)

2015

  1. (Ineffective) Messages to Encourage Recycling: Evidence from a Randomized Evaluation in Peru
    World Bank Economic Review, 2015, 29, (1), 180-206 Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Working Paper (2013)
  2. Money Laundering and Its Regulation
    Economics and Politics, 2015, 27, (1), 78-123 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  3. On Education and Democratic Preferences
    Economics and Politics, 2015, 27, (3), 362-388 Downloads View citations (2)
    See also Working Paper (2011)

2014

  1. LETTER GRADING GOVERNMENT EFFICIENCY
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2014, 12, (2), 277-299 Downloads View citations (24)
    See also Working Paper (2014)
  2. Trust and Reciprocity in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters
    Journal of Development Studies, 2014, 50, (11), 1482-1493 Downloads View citations (7)

2013

  1. Stated social behavior and revealed actions: Evidence from six Latin American countries
    Journal of Development Economics, 2013, 104, (C), 16-33 Downloads View citations (10)

2012

  1. Does the quality of public-sponsored training programs matter? Evidence from bidding processes data
    Labour Economics, 2012, 19, (6), 970-986 Downloads View citations (13)
  2. Estimating the permanent income elasticity of government expenditures: Evidence on Wagner's law based on oil price shocks
    Journal of Public Economics, 2012, 96, (11), 1025-1035 Downloads View citations (13)
  3. Soap Operas and Fertility: Evidence from Brazil
    American Economic Journal: Applied Economics, 2012, 4, (4), 1-31 Downloads View citations (173)
    See also Working Paper (2011)

2011

  1. Erratum to: Can foreign aid reduce income inequality and poverty?
    Public Choice, 2011, 147, (3), 529-529 Downloads
  2. Erratum to: Inward-looking policies, institutions, autocrats, and economic growth in Latin America: an empirical exploration
    Public Choice, 2011, 147, (3), 525-525 Downloads
  3. Erratum to: Labor market institutions and income inequality: an empirical exploration
    Public Choice, 2011, 147, (3), 527-527 Downloads View citations (3)
  4. Erratum to: Political and institutional environment and privatization prices
    Public Choice, 2011, 147, (3), 531-531 Downloads
  5. Is the World Flat? Country- and Firm-Level Determinants of Law Compliance
    Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization, 2011, 27, (2), 272-300 Downloads View citations (1)
  6. Privatization and labor policies
    Journal of Public Economics, 2011, 95, (9), 1119-1130 Downloads View citations (7)
    Also in Journal of Public Economics, 2011, 95, (9-10), 1119-1130 (2011) Downloads View citations (9)

2010

  1. FIRM‐LEVEL DETERMINANTS OF POLITICAL INFLUENCE
    Economics and Politics, 2010, 22, (3), 233-256 Downloads View citations (5)
  2. Language Nuances and Socioeconomic Outcomes
    American Journal of Economics and Sociology, 2010, 69, (2), 693-716 Downloads View citations (4)
  3. Language nuances, trust and economic growth
    Public Choice, 2010, 143, (1), 191-208 Downloads View citations (2)
  4. Political and institutional environment and privatization prices
    Public Choice, 2010, 142, (1), 91-110 Downloads View citations (1)

2009

  1. Access to Telephone Services and Household Income in Poor Rural Areas Using a Quasi‐natural Experiment for Peru
    Economica, 2009, 76, (304), 623-648 Downloads View citations (6)
  2. Can foreign aid reduce income inequality and poverty?
    Public Choice, 2009, 140, (1), 59-84 Downloads View citations (36)
  3. Corporate governance reform and firm value in Mexico: an empirical assessment
    Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 2009, 12, (3), 163-188 Downloads View citations (5)
  4. Foreign Participation and Hiring Patterns after Privatization
    LABOUR, 2009, 23, (1), 195-207 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  5. Labor market institutions and income inequality: an empirical exploration
    Public Choice, 2009, 138, (1), 65-81 Downloads View citations (11)
  6. Privatised Firms and Labour Outcomes in Emerging Markets
    Journal of Development Studies, 2009, 45, (9), 1513-1525 Downloads View citations (3)
  7. Television and Divorce: Evidence from Brazilian Novelas
    Journal of the European Economic Association, 2009, 7, (2-3), 458-468 Downloads View citations (62)
    See also Working Paper (2009)
  8. To What Extent Do Latin Americans Trust, Reciprocate, and Cooperate? Evidence from Experiments in Six Latin American Countries
    Economía Journal, 2009, Volume 9 Number 2, (Spring 2009), 45-94 Downloads View citations (10)
  9. Volatility and firm growth
    Journal of Economic Growth, 2009, 14, (1), 1-25 Downloads View citations (18)

2008

  1. Barriers to exit
    Economics Letters, 2008, 99, (1), 93-97 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  2. DOES COMPULSORY VOTING HELP EQUALIZE INCOMES?
    Economics and Politics, 2008, 20, (3), 391-415 Downloads View citations (15)
  3. Informality and productivity in the labor market in Peru
    Journal of Economic Policy Reform, 2008, 11, (4), 229-245 Downloads View citations (1)
  4. Is it possible to speak English without thinking American? On globalization and the determinants of cultural assimilation
    Economics Letters, 2008, 100, (2), 192-195 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  5. The Mystery of Discrimination in Latin America
    Economía Journal, 2008, Volume 8 Number 2, (Spring 2008), 79-115 Downloads View citations (6)
  6. What determines foreign aid? The donors' perspective
    Journal of Development Economics, 2008, 87, (1), 1-13 Downloads View citations (63)

2007

  1. Bundling of Basic Public Services and Household Welfare in Developing Countries: An Empirical Exploration for the Case of Peru
    Oxford Development Studies, 2007, 35, (3), 329-346 Downloads
  2. Current Account Deficits in Africa: Stylized Facts and Basic Determinants
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2007, 56, (1), 191-221 Downloads View citations (10)
  3. Inequality and Institutions
    The Review of Economics and Statistics, 2007, 89, (3), 454-465 Downloads View citations (84)
    See also Working Paper (2010)
  4. Inequality and informality
    Journal of Public Economics, 2007, 91, (1-2), 159-179 Downloads View citations (54)
    See also Working Paper (2006)
  5. Institutional enforcement, labor-market rigidities, and economic performance
    Emerging Markets Review, 2007, 8, (1), 38-49 Downloads View citations (4)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  6. RENT SEEKING AND DEMOCRACY: EMPIRICAL EVIDENCE FOR URUGUAY
    Economic Inquiry, 2007, 45, (3), 592-601 Downloads View citations (3)
  7. Should state-owned firms change CEOs before privatization? Some evidence from the telecommunications industry
    Applied Economics Letters, 2007, 14, (8), 591-595 Downloads
  8. Trade intensity and business cycle synchronization: Are developing countries any different?
    Journal of International Economics, 2007, 71, (1), 2-21 Downloads View citations (172)
    See also Working Paper (2011)

2006

  1. Streamlining and Privatization Prices in the Telecommunications Industry
    Economica, 2006, 73, (291), 461-484 Downloads View citations (7)
    See also Working Paper (2011)

2005

  1. Political and Corporate Governance and Pro‐Cyclicality in Capital Flows: Evidence from Emerging Market Countries
    International Finance, 2005, 8, (2), 167-198 Downloads

2004

  1. Inequality, Democracy, and Persistence: Is There a Political Kuznets Curve?
    Economics and Politics, 2004, 16, (2), 189-212 Downloads View citations (20)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  2. Inward-Looking Policies, Institutions, Autocrats, and Economic Growth in Latin America: An Empirical Exploration
    Public Choice, 2004, 121, (3), 335-361 Downloads View citations (7)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
  3. Volume and Quality of Infrastructure and the Distribution of Income: An Empirical Investigation
    Review of Income and Wealth, 2004, 50, (1), 87-106 Downloads View citations (39)
    See also Working Paper (2011)

2003

  1. The Internet and the ability to innovate in Latin America
    Emerging Markets Review, 2003, 4, (1), 53-72 Downloads View citations (12)
    See also Working Paper (2011)

2002

  1. Determinants of Current Account Deficits in Developing Countries
    The B.E. Journal of Macroeconomics, 2002, 2, (1), 1-33 Downloads View citations (92)
    See also Working Paper (2000)
  2. Development and Efficiency of the Financial Sector and Links with Trust: Cross-Country Evidence
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2002, 51, (1), 189-204 Downloads View citations (10)
  3. On the determinants of inequality in Bosnia and Herzegovina
    The Economics of Transition, 2002, 10, (2), 311-337 Downloads
  4. Poverty and Inequality in Bosnia and Herzegovina After the Civil War
    World Development, 2002, 30, (1), 61-75 Downloads View citations (7)
  5. Technology and Epidemics
    IMF Staff Papers, 2002, 49, (3), 6 Downloads View citations (3)
    See also Working Paper (1999)

2001

  1. External sector and income inequality in interdependent economies using a dynamic panel data approach
    Economics Letters, 2001, 71, (2), 225-231 Downloads View citations (39)
  2. Foreign aid and poverty in Bosnia and Herzegovina: Targeting simulations and policy implications
    European Economic Review, 2001, 45, (4-6), 1020-1030 Downloads View citations (8)
  3. ON NON-LINEARITIES BETWEEN EXPORTS OF MANUFACTURES AND ECONOMIC GROWTH
    Journal of Applied Economics, 2001, 4, 279-311 Downloads View citations (4)
  4. On the lags between submission and acceptance: are all referees created equal?
    Applied Economics Letters, 2001, 8, (6), 423-425 Downloads
  5. Technological adaptation, trade, and growth
    Review of World Economics (Weltwirtschaftliches Archiv), 2001, 137, (4), 565-592 Downloads
    See also Working Paper (2000)

2000

  1. Causality and Feedback Between Institutional Measures and Economic Growth
    Economics and Politics, 2000, 12, (1), 69-81 Downloads View citations (143)
  2. Institutional Quality and Income Distribution
    Economic Development and Cultural Change, 2000, 48, (4), 761-86 Downloads View citations (60)
  3. Institutional quality and poverty measures in a cross-section of countries
    Economics of Governance, 2000, 1, (2), 123-135 View citations (25)
  4. Law tradition and institutional quality: some empirical evidence
    Journal of International Development, 2000, 12, (8), 1057-1068 Downloads View citations (27)

1999

  1. Structural reform, institutions and earnings: Evidence from the formal and informal sectors in urban Peru
    Journal of Development Studies, 1999, 35, (4), 95-116 Downloads View citations (79)

Books

2012

  1. Development Connections: Unveiling the Impact of New Information Technologies (Summary)
    IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (3)

2011

  1. Discrimination in Latin America: An Economic Perspective
    IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
    Also in World Bank Publications, The World Bank (2010) Downloads View citations (1)
  2. Privatization for the Public Good?: Welfare Effects of Private Intervention in Latin America
    IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads
  3. Privatization in Latin America: Myths and Reality
    IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (9)
    Also in World Bank Publications, The World Bank (2005) Downloads View citations (23)
  4. The State of State Reform in Latin America
    IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (18)

2007

  1. Investor Protection and Corporate Governance: Firm-Level Evidence Across Latin America
    World Bank Publications, The World Bank Downloads View citations (19)

Edited books

2012

  1. Outsiders?: The Changing Patterns of Exclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean
    IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads

2011

  1. Investor Protection and Corporate Governance: Firm-level Evidence across Latin America
    IDB Publications (Books), Inter-American Development Bank Downloads View citations (9)

Chapters

2005

  1. Are Labor Market Regulations an Obstacle for Long-term Growth?
    Chapter 6 in Labor Markets and Institutions, 2005, vol. 8, pp 167-219 Downloads View citations (4)
  2. Labor Market Regulations and Income Inequality: Evidence for a Panel of Countries
    Chapter 7 in Labor Markets and Institutions, 2005, vol. 8, pp 221-279 Downloads View citations (5)
    See also Working Paper (2011)
 
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